A single labourer living in Blenheim. Member of the 24th Kent Regt. Letter from Capt. Geo. Smith, OC, Chatham OS contingent, to Col. H. D. Smith, OC 24th Regt. Chatham, CDP 2/09/1914, reports that “Barnes has been sent home” [ did not meet the height minimum for the 1st Contingent of 5’ 3”]. Attestation: 6/08/1915 at London, ON. to 33rd Bn. LAC search. Photo found in “In Khaki – Blenheim.”
It was reported in the BNT 18/05/1921 that Albert Barnes “an employee at the local hydro-electric service married Miss Elizabeth Desmond a young English lady of this community.
A enlisted with the 1st Kent Regt. in WWII but was found “Medically Unfit”. He had been employed by the Town of Blenheim as caretaker at Evergreen Cemetery. He was re-emplyed on the Blenheim Poloce Force after being rejected for service in WWII. CDN 21/10/41.
Library Archives of Canada, In Khaki - Blenheim Enlistment Book, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 185 60th Anniversary Book 1930-1990, IODE, Discharged (19-05-1919), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 443 – 34